Outdoor Activities

TOP WAYS TO GET OUTDOORS

Valley Forge & Montgomery County

Outdoor activities in Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, ensure adventure by day and a good night's sleep! Here are 10 ways to start planning your outdoor adventures around Valley Forge. 

Valley Forge Park Nearby Attractions - Port Providence Paddle

TAKE TO THE WATER

Montgomery County offers an array of opportunities for boaters, kayakers and anyone who loves to get on the water. Rent a canoe or kayak from Port Providence Paddle to explore the Schuylkill River. Ride the pontoon boat at Green Lane Park. Take a guided canoe tour at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. Or explore our waterways on your own.

Recreation - Hiking and Running

EXPLORE VALLEY FORGE AT YOUR PACE

Discover the history of Valley Forge National Historical Park as you walk, run or bike your way around nearly 20 miles of interconnected trails. The 6.6-mile Joseph Plumb Martin Trail passes many of the park's most iconic features, including the Muhlenberg Brigade huts and United States National Memorial Arch. The park's scenic picnic areas are the perfect setting for a relaxing lunch.

Outdoor Winter Activities - Bike Ride

HIT THE TRAILS

Nearly 90 miles of trails traverse Montgomery County, offering endless challenges for hikers and bikers to explore the Philadelphia suburbs and countryside. The Schuylkill River Trail connects Valley Forge Park with Philadelphia, carving a path through Conshohocken and Norristown. The 20-mile Perkiomen Trail connects Green Lane Park to the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. And the Wissahickon Trail connects Fort Washington State Park to Philadelphia.

Fall Foliage - Unique Ways - Zipline

TAKE ON A ZIPLINING CHALLENGE

Feel the rush of adrenaline as you fly through the treetops on a ziplining adventure in Montgomery County. The ski slopes of Spring Mountain Adventures are transformed into an exhilarating canopy tour from May into November. You can get a bird's-eye view of the Elmwood Park Zoo with Treetop Adventures, a series of ziplines and rope challenges high above the animals. 

Outdoor Winter Activities - Balloon Rides

TAKE OFF IN A HOT AIR BALLOON

Experience Montgomery County from a whole new perspective—1500 feet in the air. The United States Hot Air Balloon Team offers a chance at a once-in-a-lifetime experience on a hot air balloon adventure high above the county.

Outdoor Winter Activities - Ice Fishing

FIND A NEW FISHING SPOT

Wet a line and take aim for trout, catfish, walleye and more in the rivers, streams and lakes of Montgomery County. Take your rod and reel to Valley Forge National Historical Park for some of the best fishing in the area. Green Lane Reservoir is a great ice fishing spot when the lake freezes over.

Outdoor Winter Activities - Horseback Rides

GO FOR A HORSEBACK RIDE

Experience Montgomery County the same way George Washington did more than 200 years ago as you ride high in the saddle. Valley Forge National Historical Park offers 17 miles of designated horse trails. Another 15 miles of horse trails await at Evanburg State Park. The nearby Red Buffalo Ranch offers seasonal guided rides through the state park.

Elmwood Park Zoo Giraffe Feeding

FEED THE GIRAFFES AT THE ZOO

Elmwood Park Zoo is home to a pair of giraffes. Visitors have an opportunity to hand-feed these amazing creatures, weather permitting, throughout the year.

Fall Foliage - Unique Ways - Golf

PLAY 18 HOLES

With more than 50 area courses, Montgomery County is a haven for golfers. Our courses have gained national recognition in the pages of Golf Digest, and have hosted some of golf's biggest events. And when Mother Nature throws us an unseasonably warm day, there's no better place to spend it than the course.

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